Privacy Policy

BOBIT BUSINESS MEDIA PRIVACY POLICY FOR ALL PUBLICATIONS, EVENTS AND DIGITAL PROPERTIES

EFFECTIVE NOVEMBER 1, 2012

Bobit Business Media (“BBM” or “we”) recognizes the importance of protecting the privacy of information provided to us. We provide this notice in order to make sure that your expectations and our practices are aligned and that you are aware of your choices with regard to our use and disclosure of the information you provide to us.  Accordingly, we comply with all federal and state privacy laws, the CAN-SPAM act and follow industry best practices to best serve our community. We consider all subscribers, customers, members, web visitors, registrants, conference attendees and speakers part of the Bobit Business Media community. The following guidelines have been created to demonstrate our commitment to your privacy.

Our location and contact information:

Privacy Manager
Bobit Business Media
3520 Challenger Street
Torrance, CA 90503
Phone: (310) 533-2577
E-mail:  Privacy@Bobit.com

Collected Information

The information we collect is gathered from several sources. These include our conferences, product subscription forms/registrations, reader service cards, website message postings, survey information and purchases via telephone, direct mail, email, and other electronic sources. From these sources we may collect postal addresses, e-mail addresses, telephone numbers, and/or demographic information for those individuals that volunteer such information. For each visitor to our websites, our web server automatically recognizes the visitor’s domain name and IP address in addition to aggregated information on what web pages visitors’ access or visit.

We use Google Analytics remarketing, display network reporting, and analytics demographics and interest reporting. Visitors can opt-out of Google Analytics for display advertising and customize Google display network ads using the Ads Settings. You may also opt-out of additional data collection via the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on. We use Remarketing with Google Analytics to advertise online. Third-party vendors, including Google, show our ads on sites across the Internet. We and third-party vendors, including Google, use first-party cookies and third-party cookies to inform, optimize, and serve ads based on someone’s past visits to your website.

How We Use Collected Information

The information we collect is used to improve the content of our web pages, to customize the content and layout of our pages for each individual visitor, and/or to notify visitors about updates to our website. As part of a subscription and/or registration agreement, subscribers and registrants will be contacted by us through mail, e-mail, and/or phone to communicate with them about their subscription and/or registration. They will be contacted for renewal, re-qualification, surveys, updates concerning their account profile and special offers related to their subscription and/or registration. We also use the information to contact them for marketing purposes and share this information with other reputable organizations to allow them to contact our subscribers and registrants. We never share individual contact information about our members with advertisers or third party vendors unless otherwise specified when the information is collected. Certain promotions or events (White Papers, Expo Registration, etc.) may necessitate the sharing of Personally Identifiable Information with reputable 3rd Party vendors.  We will always notify you at time of registration when these instances occur.  Certain information — such as your password and credit card number — is never disclosed in any form whatsoever to any outside party.

Email Communications

If you have registered for our products and/or services, and have supplied an e-mail address, you will receive emails pertaining to your subscription and/or registration. These are sent in order to maintain your account with Bobit Business Media. You can “opt-out” from receiving these types of e-mails by using the opt-out mechanism located within a received e-mail message.

For marketing e-mails, we retain three types of usage permission for submitted e-mail addresses as defined below. We allow you to “opt out” of receiving marketing e-mails about Bobit Business Media products and from outside companies either in response to a received e-mail or within this Privacy Policy.

  • Emails about Other Bobit Business Media Products and Services
    If you volunteer an e-mail address you may be contacted by us regarding other Bobit Business Media products, services, and/or upcoming events that are related to one of the Publishing Groups within which your account resides. If you do not wish to receive these types e-mails from us, please let us know by clicking here and following the steps provided, calling us at the above telephone number, or writing to us at the above address.
  • Emails from Outside Companies
    If you volunteer an e-mail address you may be contacted by carefully selected outside companies for reputable promotional purposes. If you do not wish to receive e-mails from other companies, please let us know by clicking here and following the steps provided, calling us at the above telephone number, or writing to us at the above address.
  • All Emails
    If you wish to opt-out of all types of e-mail marketing messages, please let us know by clicking here and following the steps provided, calling us at the above telephone number or writing to us at the above address.

It will take up to 10 business days to process your e-mail opt-out request. Please note that you may receive additional communications from us or an outside company after submitting your request if your e-mail address was selected from our database just prior to receiving and processing your request.

Postal Communications

If you volunteer a postal address, you may receive periodic mailings to relate information about new products, services, and/or upcoming events. We may also provide this information to other carefully selected outside companies for promotional purposes. If you do not wish to receive mailings from us directly or through our partnerships with other companies, please let us know by contacting us at the above telephone number, postal or email address.

It will take up to 3 months to process your do-not-mail request. Please note that you may receive additional communications from us or other companies after submitting your request if your postal address was selected from our database just prior to receiving and processing your request.

Telephone Communications

If you volunteer a telephone number you may receive periodic telephone calls about new products, services, and/or upcoming events. We may also provide this information to carefully selected outside companies for promotional purposes. If you do not wish to receive telephone calls from us directly or through our partnerships with other companies, please let us know by contacting us at the above telephone number, postal or email address.

It will take up to 1 month to process your do-not-call request. Please note that you may receive additional communications from us or other companies after submitting your request if your telephone number was selected from our database just prior to receiving and processing your request.

Fax Communications

If you volunteer a fax number you may receive promotional faxes on a very limited basis. Only those with whom we have an existing business relationship (such as an established subscription or registration) will receive such faxes. If you do not wish to receive such faxes, please let us know by contacting us at the above telephone number, postal or email address.  It will take up to 1 month to process your do-not-fax request. Please note that you may receive additional communications from us after submitting your request if your fax number was selected from our database just prior to receiving and processing your request.

Accessing/Correcting/Updating Personal Information

You may view and update information that you previously submitted to BBM by sending us an e-mail through the e-mail link provided above or writing to us at the above address.  This information can be corrected by sending us an e-mail through the e-mail link provided above or writing to us at the above address. Current subscribers and registrants can also access and change their information through our websites by selecting the appropriate link on the website where their current subscription/registration resides.  A request to change information may not be accommodated if the request would conflict with legal requirements or result in incorrect information.  Requests to view or change personal information may take a few days to process.

Cookies

We use cookies to store visitors' preferences, record session information (such as items that visitors add to their shopping carts), record user-specific information such as what pages users access or visit, customize advertising content and/or frequency, customize web page content based on a visitor's browser type or other information that the visitor sends, and store users’ names and passwords.  A cookie is a small amount of data sent to your browser from a server and stored on your computer’s hard drive.  Most browsers allow users to block the receipt of cookies, but doing so may compromise your ability to use certain features of our site.  We do not collect Personally Identifiable Information in this way, but if you provide us with Personally Identifiable Information, we may associate that information with the information that is collected automatically.

We also use third-party advertising companies to serve ads to visitors on our websites. These companies may use information (not including visitors' names, addresses, email addresses, or telephone numbers) about visits to this and other websites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to visitors. For more information about this practice and choices about not having this information used by these companies, click here.  To learn more about behavioral advertising practices or to opt-out of this type of advertising for some companies, you can visit http://www.networkadvertising.org and http://www.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp

Ad Servers

To try and bring you offers that may be of interest to you, we have relationships with other carefully selected companies that we allow to place ads on our web pages. As a result of your visit to our site, ad server companies may collect information such as your domain type, your IP address, and clickstream information. The use of such information is governed by the privacy policy of these other companies.

Security

Bobit Business Media takes every precaution to protect your information from unauthorized use. When you submit sensitive information via our websites, the information is protected both online and offline.

Children should always get permission from their parents before sending any information about themselves (such as their names, e-mail addresses, and phone numbers) over the Internet, to us or to anyone else. We won’t knowingly allow anyone under 13 to register with us or to provide any other personal information. If you’re under 13, please do not provide us with any personal information about yourself (such as your name, your e-mail address or your phone number).

Policy Updates

From time to time, we may use provided information for new, unanticipated uses not previously disclosed in our privacy policy. If our information practices change we will immediately post any adjustments to our policy on this website. This will serve as your notification of these changes. If you are concerned about how your information is used, bookmark this page and check back periodically.

Enforcement

If you feel that this site is not following its stated information policy, please contact us through the above postal address, e-mail link, or phone number.

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